Hello, All!

  1. Hi, everyone!
    I am new to this board. My name is Melissa and I live in Alabama and I will be starting nursing school (ADN) this fall, if all goes well. I am finishing up A & P II this semester and will be taking microbiology this summer.
    My nursing school application is due May 30 and I don't know how long it will take for notification. Hopefully not too long, LOL!
    I am 31 years old and have a husband and two kids, and this is the second time around in college for me. I graduated in '94 with a BSEd in Elementary Education, but always wanted to go into a medical field. I am extremely excited about nursing school!
    I looking forward to getting to know you all and getting the support from folks who understand.
    Melissa in Alabama
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Stormy
    Good luck with your studies, Melissa!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Hello and Welcome, Melissa!

    I am Stephany and I am an Alabamian too! What part of the state are you living in? I live in Birmingham.

    There are some wonderful ladies and gentlemen on the board! Enjoy your stay!




    StephanysGetaway

    NurseLand
  5. by   Momto2monsters
    Hi, Stephany!
    I live in north Alabama. Decatur, to be exact. I get down to
    Birmingham maybe once a month or so.
    Nice to meet you!
    Melissa
  6. by   nursedawn67
    Welcome and good luck!!!
  7. by   fnimat1
    Hi Melissa,
    Welcome to the board!!! My name is Fatima, I'm 29 married and a mother to 3 children (2 dd's who are 7 and 6) and a 16 mth. old son. I pray that I get accepted into my nursing program for the Fall. I take the entrance exam on Monday and they send out our acceptance/rejection letters around June 15. I am very excited!!! I also used to be an Early Childhood Education major, up until this past December. I had always had an interest in nursing too, but was too chicken to pursue it. So one day during early registration a voice inside me said "Do it!!"....so I did....lol. This semester I took A & P 1 and Chem 101....I will never, ever do that again.... ....this was a rough semester. I'm getting an A in A & P...but Chem. is a different story. I pray I at least get a C...that's what I need to get into the program. Well, I'm glad you found us...post to you soon

    Fatima
  8. by   DebsZoo
    :zzzzz
    Last edit by DebsZoo on Apr 20, '03
  9. by   GPatty
    Hi and welcome to everyone!
    I'm Julie, 39, and about to graduate from LPN school in 12 weeks! YIPEE!!!
    Good Luck to all you "new" students....
    Yes, it is hard, but it's also VERY much worth it! Besides, if it wasn't hard, anyone could do it, huh?
    Again~ welcome to the boards!

    Julie

  10. by   Beach_RN
    Welcome Melissa....

    I'm Brenda from New Jersey... just starting my pre-req's married, 34, working, mom of 2 great kids...... very supportive hubby! Starting off with algebra 1 and II this and english 1 this summer, A&PI and General Pyche this fall..... Whew...

    nervous but totally determined to do this......I know I can!

    good luck....!

    Brenda
  11. by   dianacs
    Welcome! I'm 27 and I start my BSN program this fall. I'm married and have a 2-year old so I know what it's like to have your hands full. This is a second degree for me too. I am working on my prereqs--almost done with A&P I and Micro, then A&P II this summer, then I start the nursing classes this fall. It's scary and exciting at the same time. Good luck to you!
  12. by   maire
    Hiyas Melissa! My name is Marianne and I live in NJ...29 yrs old, married for 9 years this past May 1st, have 3 children (2 girls, 8 and 6 1/2, and a 2-mo old son) and just finished all of my pre-regs and will start nursing classes in the Spring of next year. My ultimate nursing goal is to work in L&D.
    Welcome to the board!
  13. by   meownsmile
    All the best to you who are anxiously awaiting acceptance. You can do it.

    DebsZoo,, to you I say go for it with gusto. I'm a non-trad student who is 41, 3 kids and all that go with teen and pre-teen kids, but will graduate from my ADN program in 2 weeks. It takes a lot of organization and determination at our stage in the lifespan.

    You'll all do great!

    You go girls/guys!
  14. by   DebsZoo
    To meownsmile

    Thanks for the encouragement. Mainly, everyone has been pretty supportive of my decision. As always, there are some "doom-n-gloom" folks, saying I better have been a GREAT student in school, because I will never make it through the courses (this from a friend that is in an LPN program).
    And, with reading so many posts on these boards against nursing as a career.................made me wonder a bit. But all in all, I have always beleived life is what we make it, and I hope to make it in this career

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